John David Bannon III, 41
John David Bannon III, a 41-year-old white man, was fatally stabbed Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the 6000 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard on the border of North Hollywood and Valley Glen, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Officers from the North Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in a shopping center shortly before 9 a.m., according to a news release from the department.
When officers arrived, they found Bannon on the ground north of the shopping center, police said. He had been stabbed multiple times.
Bannon, who police said was a transient, was outside a 7-Eleven and got into a confrontation with another man who was leaving the store. It’s unknown what the two argued about, police said.
The man walked away but returned in a vehicle. He got out of the vehicle, tackled Bannon and stabbed him at least five times before fleeing, police said.
Bannon was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:15 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Kurtis Tyron King, a 52-year-old black man who lives in Rialto, was arrested on suspicion of murder the next day, according to online jail records.
King was charged with one count of murder with the allegation that he used a knife to kill Bannon, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
King has pleaded not guilty and is due back in court May 31.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (818) 374-1941. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.